Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) is seeking energetic and passionate part-time environmental educators to lead a variety of on-site environmental education programs for school age youth.  The Environmental Educator will lead outdoor classes and follow existing lesson plans for visiting children participating during school field trips. Successful candidates must be available to work weekdays during school hours, and be able to work outside, on uneven terrain, in all weather conditions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to environmental education and conservation of the natural environment
  • Major or minor preferred in one or more of the following: Biology, Life Science, Environmental Science, Ecology, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Forestry, and outdoor education experience
  • Knowledge of strategies to connect children to nature and the outdoors
  • Knowledge of general forest ecology, Mid-Atlantic natural history, regional flora and fauna
  • Field experience teaching grades PreK-12
  • Enthusiasm about working in an inclusive environment which serves children of all backgrounds and abilities
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to effectively communicate with children

Consideration will be given to candidates with background in a regular classroom, outdoor education, or camp experience as well as course work or experience in communications, child development, learning theory, and environmental education. This is a part time, seasonal position. Usually 10-15 hours per week during fall (Sep-Dec) and spring (March-May).

Compensation is $12-$14/hr, DOE. FOR is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff.  Women, persons of color, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Gron at [email protected]

Clean Water Under Threat

62% of streams and wetlands could lose protection in the Rappahannock Watershed.

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